A new essay on Ezra Maas

I was very pleased and daunted in being asked to submit an essay for a new book Nothing is More Real Than Nothing (Writings on Exra Maas: essays, artefacts, fragments). Most of the other contributions are from an intimidating band of academics and writers, including Marc Nash, Dr. Daniel Barnes, PM Buchan, Dr. Helen Gorril… Continue reading A new essay on Ezra Maas

Storytimes (BBC commission)

This is a short thing commissioned by BBC Radio Merseyside’s The Popular Music Show. You can also listen to me reading it on the episode here (11 mins in). Storytimes Our world, you decide one day, is composed almost entirely of stories. They are everywhere, you convince yourself. Inside everything. They are more abundant than matter, than air,… Continue reading Storytimes (BBC commission)


Fellow Lendal Press author Marc Nash kindly offered to record a discussion of us both talking about books and LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS. It was so good he made it into a two parter. You can watch Part 1 where we talk about what we’re currently reading along with books and writers that have influenced… Continue reading TALKING BOOKS WITH MARC NASH


So if you missed me chatting about writing and LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS at Writing on the Wall’s 21st writing festival – WoWFest21 – never fear. You can watch it all again here. First there was my panel discussion for WoWFest21 with Rónán Hession, Rachel Genn, Jacob Ross and James Corbett. Then there was the… Continue reading THERE I WAS AT WOWFEST21


So it’s been an emotional day. First delivery taken of LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS…very very exciting!